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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden


Mrs. Spritzer's Garden by Edith Pattou and illustrated by Tricia Tusa makes a lovely back to school read or gift for student and teacher alike. Each September the Principal hands Mrs. Spritzer a new packet of seeds, what?? Each September? Okay this is clearly not a spring gardening book. Rather Pattou does a fun play and comparison on how each new class for a teacher is like lovingly tending to a new garden. The plants, I mean students, need lots of care. Each are different, some need lots of light, some more attention, some simply flourish like wild flowers. Each are unique. Mrs. Spritzer spends her year watching over and tending to her new garden, I mean class. Then at the end of the year she gets to stand back and admire all the growth! The drawings are equally lovely and whimsical as the story is.


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read! I will have to keep an eye out for it! Thanks for the heads-up!

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  2. certainly sounds like a good read!!

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  3. i JUST bought this from our local library! on friday they had a huge stack of hard cover books they were selling for $0.25... i knew this was a good read, and your review confirmed it!

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  4. Sounds like a sweet book! I love the gardening theme! :-)

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  5. This looks cute. I need to get some new books for my kids. They go thru them so quickly.

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